Hackney launches Black History flag competition

School children in Hackney are being encouraged to send in their designs for a Hackney Black history flag as part of the Council’s celebrations for Black History Season 2017.

Deputy Mayor, Anntoinette Bramble, launched the competition at a Black History workshop at Hackney Museum today with Year 4 students from Princess May Primary School. 


Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
We are encouraging all of our young residents to take part in this competition and channel their creativity into making a recognisable symbol and celebration for Hackney of the contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the globe. We have so many imaginative young people in the borough and I am excited about seeing all of the designs entered.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

The winning design will be picked by a panel of judges and will be made into a real flag with the help of a local artist. The flag will then flown on top of Hackney town Hall in time for Black History season in October 2018.

Winners will be announced in early 2018. The deadline for entries is Thursday 21 December 2017.

The flag must:

• Honour the past while celebrating the present and the future

• Be exciting and colourful

• Have a simple design

• Use two or three basic colours clearly

• Be easily recognisable and distinctive

• Be designed to be flown so it can be seen when moving in the wind

All entries to be sent to:

Tara Hudson

Communications, Culture and Engagement

Room 50 Hackney Town Hall

Mare Street E8 1EA

Or via email: tara.hudson@hackney.gov.uk


For more information on the competition guidelines, and for a full list of the Council’s free Black History Season events please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/black-history-month